Anyone applying to Yale GEPN for fall of 08' - page 24

I thought I would start another thread about Yale GEPN. Would like to hear from anyone and everyone thats applying to the program for the fall of 2008? Its obvious that all of those that applied for... Read More

  1. by   megonia
    Glad to hear you chose Yale, fibergirl! Yes, bring on those blue (er, Yale blue) scrubs!
  2. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from fibergirl
    So I've decided on Yale as well. Screw UW and their waitlist.
    I'm doing A/GNP -- anyone else in this thread an admitted Yale Gero?

    Kevy, I work in a Level I Trauma Center ED too! But I'm not going into acute care, as much as I love the environment of the ED. I've been here a year and a half and it really has been awesome. But the only NPs in our ED are ANPs who do the fast-track primary care type stuff, sniffles and sore throats and whatnot. But all the nurses here rock. Seriously. They kick ass.

    Anyway, can't wait to meet y'all. Bring on the blue scrubs!

    That's pretty much what I said to both Columbia and UCSF. Screw Columbia for not giving me money, and screw UCSF for still not letting me know if I get in or not!

    Can't wait to meet you in the fall!

    And yep, bring on the Yale blue scrubs!!!
  3. by   Kensington
    Got my official letter yesterday, and now just eagerly awaiting the financial aid packet. I hear they don't give much free money usually, if at all, so I'm a little nervous about that.
  4. by   moonlinkline7
    I hear you Kens. How are you expecting to pay for this? Loans? If tuition is $50K each year, that's $150K across three years! Huge debt...
  5. by   Kensington
    So when I calculated it, I think it came out to be $94,000 for the three years, give or take. So, not as bad as it could be, but still bad enough! Are you worried about this, too? Perhaps I should just not worry about it!

    Does anyone here know about how the private loan thing works? I imagine we have to find it on our own, and I'm guessing that the interest rate isn't incredibly low? I'm going to have to do this 100% by loans.
  6. by   megonia
    I'm in the same boat. Whatever isn't covered by financial aid, I'll have to get in private loans. I was really surprised when we were told at the orientation that the average student debt at the end of the program was like $67,000. Did anyone else hear that? Maybe I was just dreaming, but that isn't nearly as bad as I imagined!
  7. by   moonlinkline7
    How does that work though? If the average expense for each year is $50K and they really don't give free money (scholarships/grants), wouldn't the average debt be more. Maybe it's because people work part time as RNs during the specialty years.

    Btw, the chat board says they're going to try to send out financial aid packages by the end of this week. Hopefully, we'll all get something!
  8. by   Kensington
    This is from Yale's website:

    Tuition, Special Fees, and Costs

    Full-time tuition for master's and doctoral students is $13,955 per term in the fall and spring terms. Students in the first year of the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing also have a summer tuition fee of $10,545.

    So this equals about $98,000 or so.

    That seems right, yes?
  9. by   Kensington
    Although that's just for tuition, not living expenses.

    Also, perhaps the masters portion has summer courses?
  10. by   megonia
    Quote from Kensington
    Although that's just for tuition, not living expenses.

    Also, perhaps the masters portion has summer courses?
    I don't believe that there are summer courses during the specialty years - from what I heard that at the orientation. I think the only summer session we have is during the GEPN year.

    Your numbers seem right - but I guess that would only be the tuition, not including living expenses and all that.
  11. by   Kensington
    Hey, do you guys remember if Yale has mannequin simulators?
  12. by   Asherah
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Kens and all,

    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium] I'm not heading to Yale, but I've been doing some preliminary research into private loans. This site has a pretty comprehensive list of private lenders which can be used to constrast current rates or link to their specific sites.

    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I'm sure the Fin. Aid office will give you specific instructions, but I've been told by JHU not to apply for any private loans until the school's award package has been granted. [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Just wanted to post this for anyone who may be interested:

    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]http://www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.phtml
  13. by   krysprout
    Quote from megonia
    I'm in the same boat. Whatever isn't covered by financial aid, I'll have to get in private loans. I was really surprised when we were told at the orientation that the average student debt at the end of the program was like $67,000. Did anyone else hear that? Maybe I was just dreaming, but that isn't nearly as bad as I imagined!
    I recall hearing that too (about the $67K average loan debt). Trying to decide between Yale and OHSU myself (got into Columbia as well but have pretty much excluded that as an option...) I was hoping that the decision by Yale and some of the other Ivies to use more of their endowment for tuition assistance would bode well for our financial aid packages... We'll find out soon, I guess!

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